Free will, or determinism?
Free will, or determinism? Scott Adams has written about his theories before. The Christian tradition has fluctuated all over the place, but has generally held to some amount of free will.
I find myself leaning towards determinism. Sure, there must be some element of free will, but the more I look, the more I can see the chain of events and responses which lead to me making a particular, seemingly spontaneous decision. I can stall the decision, sure. I can even (I think) change it sometimes—times where there are two nearly equal options, perhaps, and it doesn't take much to tip the balance. But on the whole, I too often make the choice I know I'm going to make.
I'm beginning to see free will as a function of strength-of-will, and I'm not as strong as I thought myself.